Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Tablescape 2011


Using the same Spode plates from last year, I created a new look, simply by using new plaid napkins.

My vintage red and green glasses are a constant, especially at Christmas.
They're like jewels on the table!
More sparkle came from Grandma's sterling silver which I am honored to have received and pass down.

It only made sense to recycle the wedding centerpieces into the Christmas table centerpieces.

I used three white hydrangeas in their bark covered containers and the succulent candle wreaths on the end.

After dinner, I gave the centerpieces to Grandma and Auntie Ann.
They should have taken more! I have 24 of the hydrangeas left over and 7 succulents!

It was a lovely dinner with traditional Armenian faire of lamb shish kebob, rice pilaf, grape leaf dolma, and root vegetables.

It was extra special this year with the newlyweds at the table!
Our family is definitely growing.
So far, I have enough plates for everyone!

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18 comments:

Entertaining Women said...

Beautiful Christmas tablescape. I still have the 30 topiary forms from my daughter's wedding. I've loaned them for other weddings, and I still use some of them occasionally. I think that you'll use those gorgeous bark candleholders often. I love the Spode pattern and it looks delicious on the Bordallo Pinheiro charger. Thank you for inviting us for a peak at your celebration table. Cherry Kay

Linda in AZ * said...

*** It's CHARMING, Delores! CONGRATS too, to the newlyweds!!! All KINDS of "good things" are in store for y'all, I'm sure!!!

Warmest,
Linda in AZ *
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Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) said...

Such a heartwarming Christmas tablescape!

Designs By Pinky said...

Another beautiful table. I adore those succulent candle rings! Your family is growing beautifully, so happy for you all! XO, Pinky

Leslie's Garden said...

What a gorgeous table setting! And how nice to have newlyweds joining the party! Love the plaid napkins and the succulent wreaths - lucky receiver of them!

Shelia said...

Hi Delores! Your table is so pretty! I love your dishes, your tablecloth, glasses just everything. You always have such a beautiful home.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marlis said...

What a truly lovely table.. I love the plaid napkins on the table. Perfect. Especially with the hydrangeas and the succulents. They are fabulous pieces! The Bordallo plates with the spode are so refreshing and interesting together. Great great table.. Dinner sounds good too. A perfect setting for you family.. Thanks so much for sharing.. I gather so many ideas from your blog. xo marlis

The Tablescaper said...

Congratulations to the newlyweds and the Mom and Dad. Merry Christmas and many blessings.

- The Tablescaper

Anonymous said...

5 stars! Vicky (Room service)

Table Escapes said...

Such a beautiful table for such a beautiful family. Congrats to the newly weds and you. Thank you for taking us along on all of your amazing adventures....I get so excited to see I have mail from vignette design....all the best, Sharon

for the love of a house said...

hi Delores!
Your table (and whole house) looks beautiful for the holidays!! What a special Christmas for you all.

wishing you a very Happy New Year!
joan

p.s. thank you for leaving your "calling card!"

sandrajonas.com said...

Just beautiful and so tasteful. Love it all particularly the tablecloth. Looks so interesting, can you tell me more about it?
Congrats on pulling off that wedding & best wishes for the best 2012!

Victoria said...

Such a lovely table, Delores, and especially festive and joyful this year.
All the best...Victoria

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

It is a beautiful tablescape, Delores. Congrats on your feature in Tuscan Style. I just picked up a copy today and your home looks gorgeous!
xo,
Sherry

MariaPar said...

Wonderful blog.
Greetings from Poland and Happy New Year !

The enchanted home said...

That tablescape is picture perfect and GORGEOUS!! Who wouldn't feel like a king or queen sitting at a table like that.....fabulous!

Kris said...

Beautiful tablescapes!

Kris

Kathysue said...

Hi D! It is hard to pick a favorite, every single one has your signature touch. I love that I can tell a Delores tablescape. You never copy you always go with what feels right to YOU!! If I had to pick it would be dinner for two in front of the fireplace where I could sit across from my hubby. I am not sure I could get up once I got down, but with good food and a fire I would not mind staying, xo Kathysue

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